Diabetes: What You Need to Know About “The Sugar”

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  • Types of Diabetes
  • How Common Is It?
  • African-Americans and Diabetes
  • Diabetes’ Complications
  • What Causes Type II Diabetes?
  •  Treatment for Diabetes
  • Preventing the Disease
  • Diabetes: What You Need to Know About “The Sugar”
  • What Is Diabetes?
  • Warning Signs of Diabetes

African-Americans and Diabetes

It’s not a secret that we disproportionately are diagnosed with diabetes — an estimated  4.7 million of us suffer from it. Fifteen percent of all African-Americans who are 20 and older have diabetes; 25 percent of African-Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have diabetes; and 25 percent of African-American women over 55 have diabetes

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